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News Release
Oct. 12, 2012



MnDOT District 4
1000 Hwy 10 West
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


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Detour begins next week on Hwy 75 north of Wheaton


DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Motorists on Hwy 75 between Wheaton and Hwy 55 will be detoured starting next week as crews begin a culvert replacement project.


Northbound traffic on Hwy 75 will detour east on Hwy 27 at Wheaton for 16 miles, then north on Hwy 9 for 19 miles and west on Hwy 55 for seven miles. Southbound traffic will follow the same detour in reverse.


The detour will remain in place for approximately two weeks.


Local traffic will be allowed within the detour zone, but motorists will not be allowed through the construction sites.


A second culvert project may begin tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 13, just south of Wheaton on Hwy 75. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane while work is in progress.


The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. For statewide travel information, visit, call 5-1-1 or log on to

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